CineLabOutlab • Thematic Cycle • Public screening

Cinema & Politics – Film programme and Discussions

Legacy, notre héritage (2021), Yann Arthus-Bertrand

Legacy, notre héritage [Legacy, our heritage]
Yann Arthus-Bertrand
2021 | 1h41

Ten years after the film Home (2009), Yann Arthus-Bertrand looks back, with Legacy, on his life and fifty years of commitment. It’s his most personal film. The photographer and director tells the story of nature and man. He also reveals a suffering planet and the ecological damage caused by man. He finally invites us to reconcile with nature and proposes several solutions.

“It is not the Earth that we should be destroying, but our vision of progress.”

The session on January 31 is hosted by Cossoul and starts at 7 PM. With the participation of Dilar Cascalheira, science manager, researcher and collaborator of the Cinema & Politics working group, with Sina Knoll, a producer and a PhD student in Communication Sciences at NOVA FCSH, and Guilherme Serôdio, member of Rede para o Decrescimento, activist, free radical, degrowthist, PhD student and critical thinker. The discussion will be moderated by Marta Fiolić, member of the research group Cinema & Politics: Philosophical Approaches.

The session will be in Portuguese. Free admission.

Cinema & Politics

Cinema & Politics is a film and discussions programme that proposes a critical and reflective analysis of the impact of cinema on contemporary society, addressing philosophical, socio-economic and socio-cultural issues. Through a careful selection of films that explore relevant themes, such as power, democracy, (in)equality, freedom, justice, resistance, memory, ecology, globalization, among others, this cycle aims to stimulate debate and reflection on the relevance of cinema in understanding today’s world.

The programme also offers a space for discussion and exchange of ideas – the sessions will always be followed by discussions, moderated by researchers and students, with the participation of guests with a direct connection to the proposed theme, thus seeking to deepen reflection and encourage the collective construction of the knowledge.

The programme is organized by Marta Fiolić and Maria Irene Aparício of the research group Cinema & Politics: Philosophical Approaches, within the scope of the activities of the Laboratory of Cinema and Philosophy (CineLab) and with the support of the Laboratory of Dissemination (OutLab).

Event supported by the Foundation for Science and Technology (Fundação para a Ciência e para a Tecnologia) of the Portuguese Ministry of Education and Science under the project UIDB/00183/2020.